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The ROI of Data Governance

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Data governance is the practice of managing the availability, usability, integrity and security of enterprise data to maximize return. The challenge lies in how it must work, through collaboration between IT and business, and across business units. This challenge is one of implementation: creating the necessary communication, power sharing, accountability and joint investment.

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Comments (3)
Great article and extremely helpful insights. I think one of the challenges to reaching the proof of ROI stage is getting investment for the initial information inventory. The cost outlay deters some organizations. Shannon Harmon, Jones Harmon Communications, Inc. jones-harmon.com
Posted by Shannon H | Monday, February 03 2014 at 5:53AM ET
Enjoyed the article. Very hard to quantify value. In our Data Governance program, we quarterly measure some data quality statistics, data steward participation, attributes syncronized across the corporation...we're on a journey. Henry mentions "A number of studies have pegged knowledge workers as spending 30-40 percent of their time (2.5 to 3 hours per day) searching for information." Other than Susan Feldman in 2004 at www.kmworld.com, are there any other studies?
Posted by William C | Sunday, February 09 2014 at 3:04AM ET
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